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Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Meet the Staff CDO Past Events

Hours:
MWThF 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm

Career Development Office
4604 Calhoun Road
Bates Law Building, Suite 8
Houston, Texas 77204-6054
Phone: 713-743-2090
Fax: 713-743-2091
lawcareer@uh.edu

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Law Firm Fellowship Program (LFFP)

With steadily increasing salaries for first-year associates, law firms with 250+ attorneys are seeking innovative ways to cut costs while providing clients with top-notch legal services. The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC)’s Law Firm Fellowship Program (LFFP) provides large law firms with the legal services of recent law school graduates at a reasonable cost. The LFFP provides graduates with a comprehensive, practical foundation of complex law and practice while helping large law firms provide legal services to their clients at a reduced cost.

Program Description

The LFFP is specifically designed to offer recent law school graduates with transferable legal skills  while providing law firms the flexibility to create a post-graduate fellowship that meets their unique needs:

  • Recent law school graduates (Fellows) provide legal services and create work product, including research, drafting, analysis, case strategy, discovery, transactional documents, etc., through projects and assignments assigned by a supervising attorney;
  • Fellows work full-time (minimum of 40 hours per week), from mid-August for 12 months following the year of their graduation; and
  • Employers provide a yearly commitment of at least $80,000.

 

Participation

Employers identify LFFP Fellow candidates before or after graduation through three convenient ways:

  • Job postings and resume collections;
  • On-campus interviews/employer-site interviews; or
  • Video conference interviews.

 

The UHLC Advantage

UHLC is on the cutting edge when it comes to educating law students about the complex practice of law. As LFFP Fellows, you will apply your legal knowledge and skillset while learning from attorneys committed to excellence, efficiency, and complex, client-centered legal services. The LFFP demonstrates UHLC’s ongoing efforts to contribute excellence in the legal community while strengthening the experiences of its already rich business law curriculum with hands-on learning experiences for our students and recent graduates.

Recent graduates interested in participating in the LFFP should contact:

Kourtney James, Director of Employer Relations and Development
Career Development Office, University of Houston Law Center
713.743.5622/kljames3@central.uh.edu